Yomi Robot-Assisted Dental Surgery

Common Surgical Techniques for Dental Implants

Image of woman smilingAre you one of millions of adults who have lost or may lose permanent teeth? Dental implants are an option that can help you to maintain your quality of life.

This page will help you learn about common dental implant surgical options. Be sure to discuss all treatment options with your dentist specialist. Your dentist will look at your medical and dental history. Your dentist can then recommend a good option for you.

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Robotic-assisted dental implant surgery

Yomi is a new alternative to traditional surgical techniques. Yomi provides dental surgeons with robotic guidance during surgery. The surgeon is in control at all times. Yomi combines your surgeon’s skill with the benefits of robotic surgery.

Yomi provides assistance to the surgeon in planning and placing your implants. This helps your surgeon place your implant precisely for a natural look and feel. Yomi allows your surgeon to quickly make changes to your surgical plan. This helps make treatment easy for you. Yomi may also allow for less invasive dental implant surgery. Yomi is not indicated for patients with no teeth.

What can I expect with Yomi Robot-Assisted Surgery?

Computer generated image of patient in dental chairIf Yomi is right for you, your dental team will create a custom treatment plan. This plan will be made using Yomi software. During surgery, Yomi will assist your surgeon. Yomi will provide important information that your surgeon can feel, hear and see. Yomi will guide your surgeon to place your implant precisely to plan.

Free-hand dental implant surgery

Free-hand is the most common surgical technique for dental implant surgery. In free-hand surgery, the surgeon uses a hand-held instrument to place your implant. The surgeon places the implant after looking closely at your bone, gums, and nearby teeth. Exact implant placement can sometimes be more difficult with free-hand surgery due to human error.

Dental implant surgery with a surgical guide

Surgical guides fit to your teeth with guide holes for the implant. Guides do not allow the surgeon to make changes to plan during surgery. This may result in delays to complete your surgery. Sometimes surgical guides may not work well due to poor fit. This may also result in delays to complete your surgery. Guides may not be a good option for hard-to-reach areas. However, guides may make it easier to place your implants in exactly the right place. Guides may also allow for less invasive surgery. These are some reasons surgeons may recommend guides.